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30 June 2022

LG is first company to achieve certification to the new SafeShark and BSI Consumer IoT Verification

LG has become the first company to pass SafeShark and BSI’s newly launched Consumer IoT Verification Scheme, demonstrating its commitment to cyber security best practice. Pictured (l-r) DTG Strategic Technologist and SafeShark director Alex Buchan, LG Electronics Director EU Innovation Digital TV R&D Stuart Savage and BSI Global Digital & Connected Product Sales and Operations […]
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19 May 2022

SafeShark selected as finalist in DCMS ‘Most Innovative Cyber SME 2022’ competition

SafeShark has been selected as one of the UK’s 14 most creative and original information security businesses in the UK. SafeShark, a Joint Venture between DTG Testing and Connect Devices, backed by BSI to provide the leading independent certification for new IoT cybersecurity standards, has been shortlisted in the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2022 […]
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18 May 2022

Breakfast Briefing: Cybersecurity Standards in action

As SafeShark and BSI get ready to announce the first global consumer device manufacturer to attain our new Cybersecurity certification, we’re inviting representatives from across the connected devices sector to get up close and in person with the tech, the process and the standard. This session of Parliament is one of the busiest for the […]
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12 May 2022

Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure Bill in Queen's Speech

The bill, which aims to improve “cyber resilience and digital connectivity” across the UK, was one of the five bills moved into the current session from the last. It contains the legal compliance obligations for manufacturers of IoT connected devices. Read more here.
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27 February 2022

New Scottish co-ordination centre to tackle cyber threats

Scotland’s ability to prevent and respond to a growing cyber threat will soon be increased with the creation of a new Scottish Cyber Co-ordinations Centre (SC3). This £1.5 million centre will pool expertise to: share intelligence; provide early warning of cyber threat and attacks; manage incidents and lead recovery. It is a part of the […]
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25 February 2022

Report: 90% of technology decision-makers deem security a 'business priority'

According to the PSA Certified 2022 Security Report, 90% of its technology decision-maker respondents have increased the importance placed on security in the past 12 months, making it one of their top three business priorities. The annual report, now in its second year, surveyed 1,038 technology decision-makers across Europe, USA, and APAC. They found that […]
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23 February 2022

Study: UK firms most likely to pay ransomware hackers

A new report by security firm Proofpoint suggests that around 82% of British firms, which have been victims of ransomware attacks, paid the hackers in order to gain back their data. The global average was 58%, making the UK the most likely country to pay cyber-criminals. Proofpoint’s data also found that more than three-quarters of […]
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17 February 2022

Record levels of investment into UK’s cyber security sector

New government data shows that 1,800 UK-registered cyber security firms have generated a total of £10.1bn in revenue in the most recent financial year, a massive 14% increase from the previous financial year. The DCMS Annual Cyber Sector Report, which tracks the growth and performance of the UK cyber security sector, reveals the industry contributed […]
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28 January 2022

Jan 28th is Data Protection Day – are you taking action?

Cyber security and data protection and privacy is becoming an increasingly hot topic amongst consumers. From high profile cyber attacks and hacks, to GDPR and awareness of personal permissions, the UK population is becoming ever more savvy about how their data is being used, and by whom. Our 2021 Consumer survey report – State of […]
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26 January 2022

PSTI bill introduced to parliament for second reading

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill has its second reading today, 26 January 2022. The bill would make provisions about the security of internet-connectable products and products capable of connecting to such products; to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure; and for connected purposes. The Bill would: Allow the Secretary of State to make […]
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20 January 2022

New laws proposed by DCMS to strengthen UK resilience to cyber attacks

DCMS has launched two consultations seeking the public’s views on new proposals stated to improve the UK’s resilience to cyber attacks. The following statement was released by the Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure: "It is vital that cyber security is a fundamental part of our country’s digital transformation journey." Julia LopezMinister for Media, […]
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22 December 2021

UPDATE: log4j vulnerability

A new cyber security vulnerability has emerged which has potentially wide-ranging impacts for the consumer electronics device, television and media industries. The vulnerability impacts a Java-based logging application called log4j, which is an open source application used across a wide range of enterprise applications such as WebEx, FileZilla FTP. Callum Wilson from DTG cybersecurity joint […]
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1 December 2021

SafeShark wins Highly Commended in Security Innovation of the Year

SafeShark, a Joint Venture between DTG Testing and Connect Devices and backed by BSI, has been awarded the Highly Commended medal for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at the 2021 Security Excellence Awards. Beating fellow finalists White Bullet, Quantum Security, Stellar Cyber, Egress, Ermetic, Evina, Ava Security and Clayton, SafeShark may not have taken home […]
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24 November 2021

IoT Cyber security legislation introduced to Parliament

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, was introduced to Parliament today (November 24th 2021). The new law will require manufacturers, importers and distributors of connected devices to ensure they meet tough new cyber security standards - with heavy fines for those who fail to comply. It will prevent the sale of consumer connectable products […]
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29 October 2021

EU requirements for IoT cyber security adopted

The EC has today (October 29th) adopted the delegated act for RED (Radio Equipment Directive) which relates to cyber security. This means that by the end of this year, the European standards bodies like ETSI will begin work on creating consumer IoT cyber security standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity to these acts. […]
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15 July 2021

Consumer IoT Security: Regulation, Obligation and Opportunity

BSI recording: With UK government announcing proposed regulation for consumer IoT products for the year, there is a need for manufacturers to take ownership of security in their smart and connected products. Find out more from BSI and SafeShark.
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1 July 2021

Cyber security requirements for the EU market under discussion

SafeShark is active in European activities to scope requirements for new cyber security standards. The new standards will demonstrate cyber security performance of consumer IoT and industrial products so that the products can be placed on the EU market. 
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16 June 2021

On demand: Introduction to SafeShark

This webcast recording with DCMS, the National Cyber Security Centre and Which? is dedicated to the IoT security standards currently being debated as part of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill. Watch now.
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19 March 2021

SafeShark Launches Pilot for Cybersecurity Scheme

To help finalise the scheme processes and to provide an opportunity for manufacturers to learn more about the scheme, we are running a Pilot phase in April.
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